Mountaingrass will be held for the second time at the George Kerferd Hotel, in the Mayday Hills complex in Beechworth from November 8 - 10. Mountaingrass presents concert performances by Bluegrass and Traditional Old-time music from acts from the US, New Zealand and Australia.
This year there will be three acts from the USA and one from the UK. Midnight Skyracers are a brilliant all female bluegrass band from the UK. South Carolina Broadcasters are an old-time trio featuring Jackson Cunningham – a brilliant musician and luthier. Mike & Ruthy are a duo from the Hudson Valley in New York. Sonoran Dogs are a four-piece bluegrass band from Arizona.
Also appearing this year are: Nine Mile Creek, The Cherry Pickers, Crow Mountain, Whoa Mule (NSW), The Strzelecki Stringbusters, Crooked Road, Slim Dime, New Holland Honey Eaters, The Lyrebirds, Stetson Family, Willing Ponies, The 3 Jimmies, The Greater Glider String Band, The Burning Bridges, Jammalong, John Boothroyd and local Bluegrass band The Kissing Cousins.
There are slow jam sessions, a fully acoustic concert in the chapel, a blackboard gospel concert on Sunday morning, an instrument makers display, and lots of opportunities for everyone to join in picking sessions.